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Xinyi Glass Holdings to open new float plant in Canada

Xinyi Glass Holdings plans to develop its first North American manufacturing facility - a float glass plant - in Ontario. The partnership will create 400 jobs for Ontario workers.

Section: News Date: 2017-12-05 Company news

Libbey Toledo strikers return to work

Following a recent union strike at its Toledo plant, workers have voted to accept an agreement between unions and the company.

Section: News Date: 2016-10-27 Personnel & industrial relations

Dow Corning offering AIA and GBC approved seminars

Dow Corning is offering courses to help industry workers stay current with changing building practices and technologies and earn Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credits by taking these one-hour...

Section: News Date: 2016-10-10 Industry update

Reports suggest PPG to sell flat glass business

According to recent reports, PPG may be selling its flat glass business to Mexico-based Vitro, SAB de C.V., a move that could impact around 1,000 workers throughout PPG’s entire flat glass business u...

Section: News Date: 2016-07-19 Company news

Fire at Anchor Hocking Monaca site

Around 50 workers were evacuated last Thursday night when a fire broke out at the Anchor Hocking site in Monaca in the US.

Section: News Date: 2015-09-08 Company news

Ardagh Glass Barnsley workers to vote on strike over pension changes

Over 400 Unite members at Ardagh Glass in Barnsley will vote on whether they wish to strike and/or take industrial action on management plans to change their pension scheme.

Section: News Date: 2015-07-22 Company news

Guardian Industries’ Jefferson Hills facility set to close

Glass producer will lay off 114 workers.

Section: News Date: 2015-06-29 Company news

Libbey plant workers approve new three-year deal

Workers at Libbey’s plant in Shreveport, La. have approved a new three-year deal, which covers about 450 employees, applies until 16 December 2017 and includes a wage increase.

Section: News Date: 2015-03-11 Personnel & industrial relations

Libbey: Shreveport plant union rejects third contract

Libbey’s employees at its plant in Shreveport, La. have rejected the third contract proposal since the end of 2014. The plant’s 450 union workers’ contract expired 16 December 2014.

Section: News Date: 2015-02-11 Personnel & industrial relations

Libbey Glass union workers set to vote on latest contract offer

Libbey Glass workers at the plant in Shreveport will vote this week on the company’s recent contract offer, which was negotiated between union representatives and the company last week.

Section: News Date: 2015-02-04 Personnel & industrial relations

Corning lays off 21 people at optics manufacturing plant

Corning has reportedly laid off 21 local workers at its optics manufacturing plant in Keene, New Hampshire, US. Approximately half of the people affected were hourly workers and half were salaried...

Section: News Date: 2015-02-02 Personnel & industrial relations

US sees increase in construction employment in December

A recent analysis carried out by the Associated General Contractors of America states that construction employment reached the highest level since March 2009, totalling 6,166,000. Construction...

Section: News Date: 2015-01-16 Personnel & industrial relations

Autoglass to close all 100 branches; loss of around 180 jobs

Autoglass, Britain’s biggest supplier of replacement car windows. has announced that it plans to become a mobile repair business, with the loss of about 180 jobs in the UK. The cutbacks are expected t...

Section: News Date: 2014-12-15 Automotive glass

Fuyao ready for hiring efforts

Fuyao has announced that it is starting up its hiring process this week, looking for salary and production workers. A total of 430 workers will be chosen for the company’s Moraine plant.

Section: News Date: 2014-12-11 Company news

Fuyao to hire more workers

According to the chairman of Fuyao North America, which acquired a former General Motors plant this year, there will be about 1,000 people working there by the end of 2015, which is 200 more than the...

Section: News Date: 2014-10-15 Autoglass

Shenzen Benson Glass Workers Protest Factory Relocation Plans

Workers at the Shenzhen Benson plant have gone on strike over factory relocation plans.

Section: News Date: 2014-09-18 Personnel & industrial relations

Corning Inc. asks for voluntary layoffs at Canton plant

Union workers at Corning Inc.’s Canton, NY, plant have been asked to take unpaid voluntary layoffs because of a slowdown in customer demand for some products produced at the factory.

Section: News Date: 2014-09-16 Company news

Glass Academy: reflections on advancements in building glass

The Glass Academy and Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai, recently included Building Façade Technology and Glass Processing Skill Courses as a part of its elective curriculum for polytechnic ...

Section: News Date: 2014-07-09 Building applications

Anchor Hocking Plant: group working to find investors

In May 2014, Anchor Hocking laid off more than 1200 workers in an effort to cut costs. One of the results of these cuts is the creation of a group called "Save Anchor Hocking", which aims to raise...

Section: News Date: 2014-07-01 Personnel & industrial relations

Schott Ibérica reaches agreement regarding closure of Sant Adrià de Besòs manufacturing site

Thanks to an agreement reached as a result of the negotiation process between the company and the Workers Committee, 30 workers of the Schott manufacturing site in Sant Adrià de Besòs, Spain, will be ...

Section: News Date: 2014-06-16 Personnel & industrial relations
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